At least ten people killed in air strikes in Sudan

women and children fleeing from fire

women and children fleeing from fire

Government air strikes in two villages in North Darfur have killed at least ten people, according to the joint United Nations and African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

 UNAMID has confirmed that the Sudanese government forces carried out air strikes in the two villages last week.

 Charles Appel reports.

 A patrol from the joint United Nations and African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID), has confirmed that air strikes were carried out on 18 May in the North Darfur villages of Um Rayi and Hashaba.

 UNAMID also reports that on the same day, government planes conducted air strikes in the area of Baashim village, approximately 80 km northeast of Kutum. In this incident no casualties were reported.

 Meanwhile, in the Sudanese capital Khartoum, the head of UNAMID, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, has briefed a visiting Security Council delegation on the situation in Darfur.

 He focused on security, humanitarian and political developments, as well as support to the peace negotiations going on in Doha, Qatar.

 Charles Appel, United Nations.

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